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San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs Prediction 4-9-24 Picks

Chicago Cubs (6-3) vs. San Diego Padres (5-7)
April 9, 2024 10:05 pm EDT
The Line: San Diego Padres -141 / Chicago Cubs +106; Over/Under: +8
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The Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres meet Tuesday in MLB action from Petco Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres prediction.

Chicago Cubs Team Preview

The Chicago Cubs come into this one looking to bounce back after falling apart in a 9-8 loss in Monday’s series opener against San Diego. Going into Monday’s matchup, Ian Happ leads the Cubs with 12 hits including 3 doubles and a triple with a .333 batting average while Seiya Suzuki’s put up a team-high 12 RBIs with a pair of homers and a pair of doubles. Cody Bellinger and Dansby Swanson each have a pair of homers as well while Swanson and Suzuki share the Cubs’ lead with 9 strikeouts apiece this season. Ben Brown will get the start for the Cubs here and is 0-0 with an 11.12 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season. The Cubs will take on the Mariners after this series.

Chicago Cubs Team Facts

  • The Cubs have won each of their last four games as road underdogs against NL West opponents following a loss.
  • The Cubs have covered the run line in each of their last six road games against the Padres following a loss.
  • The Cubs have led after 5 innings in three of their last four games as underdogs against National League opponents.
  • The Cubs have led after 7 innings in each of their last seven games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Cubs have led after 3 innings in four of their last five games as underdogs.

San Diego Padres Team Preview

The San Diego Padres will be out to add on to their series-opening win over the Padres on Monday night. Going into Monday’s opener, Jake Cronenworth leads the Padres with 14 hits including a team-high 4 doubles and 9 RBIs while Fernando Tatis Jr. has a team-high 3 home runs. Manny Machado has 2 homers with 2 doubles and 7 RBIs and Jurickson Profar has 4 doubles as well for the Padres this season. Joe Musgrove will get the start for the Padres here and is 1-1 with a 6.28 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. The Padres will play against the Dodgers following this series.

San Diego Padres Team Facts

  • The Padres have lost seven of their last eight games as home favorites against the Cubs following a win.
  • The road team has covered the run line in each of the Padres’ last seven games.
  • The Padres have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last five night games at Petco Park against National League opponents.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the last six night games between the Cubs and Padres.

Cubs vs. Padres Prediction

I’m on the over here. I think there’s going to be runs in bunches in this game. Both offenses came to play at one point or another in Monday’s opener, but I think we get more offense sustained throughout Tuesday’s matchup. Ben Brown’s been roughed up in a small sample size and Musgrove hasn’t been overly sharp in his limited action so far this season. I think we have another offensive showing lined up here. Give me the over in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 8

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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